A boat that was stolen from a man's home within Alice city limits was taken to a remote county road in the Ben Bolt area. Fortunately, a passerby noticed the out of place boat and called the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department Monday.
The Sheriff's Department recovered the boat at the corner of county roads 118 and 170.
"You can see they tried to take the trolling motor off, but you could tell they were unsuccessful and they probably got spooked and they just left it here," said Captain Joe Martinez of the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department. "And they caused severe damage to it. Another $2,000-$3,000 to repair it."
If you have any information about this crime, you are asked to contact the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department at 361-668-0341.